Jess - girls name

Jess name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Jess name meaning:

The name Jess, often used as a boy's name, has its roots in Hebrew, stemming from the name Jesse, which means "gift" or "wealth." In Biblical terms, Jesse is known as the father of King David, giving the name a historical and spiritual significance. For boys named Jess, this connection imparts a sense of legacy and depth, tying them to a lineage of leadership and spiritual wealth.

In contemporary settings, Jess is appreciated for its simplicity and versatility, being gender-neutral and easily adaptable across cultures. The name carries a certain charm and unassuming strength, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name that is both traditional and modern. For a boy named Jess, the name could signify a life lived with the grace of a "gift," embodying qualities of generosity, and an inherent richness of character and spirit.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Jessica. God sees.


Unisex names

Related names

Jessica , Gessica, Jess , Jessie

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Jess

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